(Source: Flying Saucer) Texas - For the second year in a row, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in Little Rock is partnering with Pints for Prostates to raise money for prostate cancer research. Last year, Flying Saucer raised $20,000 across all of its locations in the Southeast. This year, the Saucer expects to round up even more money for the cause - a nonprofit that began in 2008 by prostate cancer survivor, Rick Lyke.
Lyke is a drinks journalist who has been writing about beer, wine and spirits for more than 30 years. He says, "Men are 33 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than women are to have breast cancer, yet few men know about the critical importance of early detection." He continues, "The support of the Flying Saucer, Chimay, Blanche de Bruxelles, Duvel and Gouden Carolous will help us reach an audience that needs to hear our message."
According to the National Cancer Institute, 240,890 new prostate cancer cases were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2011.
It is a four week "European Beer Adventure" promotion designed to reach men through the universal language of beer from July 3-24.
Each Wednesday as part of its popular "Brewery Night," the Flying Saucer will feature a different classic European beer with the brand's signature logo glassware. At 7 p.m., customers will have a chance to get the glass of the week and a pour of the featured beer. The price of the glass will to support Pints for Prostates. Each glass will come with a raffle ticket for a drawing for a European Beer Adventure taking place Sept. 12-22, 2013.
Currently the Saucer has 16 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.
The special Pints for Prostates European Beer Adventure is organized by BeerTrips.com. The raffle includes round trip airfare for two from the continental U.S.; nine nights lodging in Amsterdam, Brussels, Cologne and Nijmegen; tours of famous breweries, including Cantillon, Koenigshoeven/La Trappe and Brouwerij Kerkom.
The total value of the trip for two is estimated at $8,500. The drawing will be held on July 28, at the Flying Saucer's Charlotte location. The winner and their guest are responsible for obtaining passports and all trip related costs not outlined above. You must be 21 years old to enter.